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  1. A park over Interstate 5? Not a new ideaRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    A recent issue of the Stranger featured a story by Matt Baum about an intriguing proposal to cover a portion of Interstate 5 next to downtown with a long, broad park . Now, I have long been an advocate of thoughtfully designed public spaces, having written about dozens of them both good and bad and having been involved in the design of some.

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  2. What's in a name? Further reflections on Puget SoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    My recent story on how a "the" seems to keep cropping up in front of the name "Puget Sound" generated a good deal of comment. I would say from the emails I received that, to local ears, the phrase "the Puget Sound" is akin to fingernails on the blackboard.

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  3. Street level politics come to Seattle, led by Debora JuarezRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Rule number one: Don't call District 5 "Seattle's Canada", at least not to new Councilmember Debora Juarez's face. As the rest of the City tests the waters of district representation, District 5 Councilmember Juarez has jumped in with a cannonball.

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  4. The true costs of staying in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    The city is changing, affordability is worse than ever, and longtime communities are "hollowing out." Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant has described a Central District that is no longer an African-American enclave.

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  5. A Mossback's look at our best and worst 2015 momentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Activists participate in the kayak protest of Shell's Arctic drilling plans on May 16, 2015 in Seattle's Elliot Bay. Credit: Greenpeace Seattle is changing, no question.

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  6. Positive disruption: Puget Sound's best civic tech projects of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Technology, the sector, may be responsible for Seattle's rapid growth over the last several years, giving new urgency to conversations about equity, affordability, and the digital divide. At the same time, technologists, the people, are putting more and more of their time and talent toward solving civic problems.

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  7. Heritage Turkeys of the Year: Was 2015 a taste of things to come?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Another year, another Golden Age for Heritage Turkeys in the Pacific Northwest. For this seventh annual round-up, it's time to reflect on some of the failures in historic and cultural preservation in the past year, some of them harbingers of the huge challenges ahead.

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  8. Best of 2015: The untold story of Seattle's racist mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Portrait of frontier journalist and Seattle mayor Beriah Brown and his wife Jeanie taken at E. F. Dollarhide's Seattle studio in the 1870s. Credit: Brown Family Papers Collection, University oF Washington, Neg # 36689 This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers.

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  9. What voters can do about PACsRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Signature gatherers for an initiative at work in Seattle's Westlake Park. Credit: Joe Mabel/via Wikimedia Commons under GFDL Since 2010 expenditures on political campaigns by independent political action committees have exploded at every level of American democracy, including the local level.

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  10. Best of 2015: How much of Seattle's housing is affordable? No one knows for sureRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers. We will resume original content next week.

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  11. South Lake Union could have been Seattle's Central ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Walking through South Lake Union, you feel a kind of urban bounce in your step. Mothers with strollers, joggers, and cyclists move along the tree-lined streets.

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  12. Police, religious leaders on alert amid possible hate crimesRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    The fears of Muslims in America have been on the rise since gunmen opened fire on Paris last November. That tension has hit Seattle hard over the last week amid anti-hate protests and a crime against an Uber driver Wednesday night.

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  13. Fascists once got a warm welcome in the NorthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    "Fascism cannot be explained only in terms of fanaticism, the history of the places where it gains a lodging must be taken into account." Last Sunday, protesters against fascism marched on a rainy night on Capitol Hill in response to a rumored appearance of Northwest neo-Nazis in Ballard.

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  14. Did you just say 'The Puget Sound'?Read the original story

    Dec 5, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Place names shape what Reuben Rose-Redwood - an associate professor of Geography at the University of Victoria in British Columbia - calls our "geographic imagination." They are sometimes political, personal, aspirational - or just pure marketing.

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  15. The wage-gap conversation goes private sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Jean Godden, right, wearing her 'No Wage Gap' button at the signing of a bill on paid parental leave, another cause she has championed. Credit: Seattle City Council/Flickr Women in King County make considerably less than men.

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  16. KeyArena still has a winning playRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    An NBA basketball arena for Seattle seems to be operating in the Bertha Zone: The city is committed to a stalled effort with an expanding time frame, meanwhile multiple other options hover, but never quite gel. But the waiting game just got more interesting, with the revelation of the existence of a consultant's report for the city council-completed six months ago- that finds one of the original location options, KeyArena at Seattle Center, could still make sense as a pro-basketball venue.

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